Transformation and sustainability: challenges and opportunities for the automotive supply chain

Representatives of institutions, associations, companies and the world of finance participated at the event “Transformation and sustainability: challenges and opportunities for the automotive supply chain” organised by Intesa Sanpaolo IMI Corporate & Investment Banking Division on 30 June 2022.

The Automotive sector, undergoing a profound transformation, faces an overhaul of its traditional business model, structural changes in investments and an acceleration of the growth of scale for all the companies in the supply chain.

The conference aims to facilitate discussion on the role and relationship between the various players in the supply chain, reflecting on the incentives that can help the Italian automotive system and offering ideas that can enable companies in the supply chain to remain competitive, and debate on current trends: changing consumer preferences, the legislative push towards long-term sustainability models, technological evolution towards green drive models, increasing digitalisation and new developments in international supply chains.

The proceedings were opened by Mauro Micillo, Chief of IMI Corporate & Investment Banking Division of Intesa Sanpaolo, and by Gilberto Pichetto Fratin, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, followed by speakers:

  • Dario Duse, Managing Director of Alix Partners
  • Marco Arduini, CEO of EuroGroup Laminations
  • Marco Bonometti, Chairman and CEO of OMR
  • Virgilio Cerutti, Head of Business Development Global Coordination of Stellantis
  • Paolo Scudieri, Chairman of ANFIA
  • Roberto Vavassori, Board Member of CLEPA and Board Member of Brembo. 
  • and several speakers from the Intesa Sanpaolo Group

Indeed, during the event, Intesa Sanpaolo Research Department presented the results of a survey carried out between March and June of this year with companies specialised in the Italian automotive supply chain: the companies involved show a good diversification of production and a high propensity to innovate; technology providers and universities could become the main partners of the companies in the sector; almost nine out of ten companies consider the ongoing technology transition in the sector as an opportunity but significant R&D investments are needed and there are still strong ties between company size and innovation projects.

For more information read the Press Release.